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Old 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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B&N and Microsoft Unveil Nook Media

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft Close Deal, Unveil Nook Media

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are now officially partners; the two firms closed a deal first announced in April and announced that their newly formed venture will be known as Nook Media.

Nook Media includes Barnes & Noble's digital and college businesses and a $300 million investment from Microsoft.
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The deal gives Microsoft a 17.6 percent equity stake in Barnes & Noble, with the retailer holding the remaining shares.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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and somebody else apparently owns the websites and twitter accounts.

http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...twitter-names/
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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and somebody else apparently owns the websites and twitter accounts.

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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What are ramifications internationally?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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What are ramifications internationally?
Of what?
The launch?
Or of somebody else owning the web and twitter addresses they didn't bother to research before adopting?
The launch? Not much. It's just a PR release.

The address issue? They'll have to throw a few millions of Microsoft money around to buy the addresses. Or pick and announce a new name that isn't already owned.
The former, more likely.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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Unless B&N and Microsoft can prove he is a squatter.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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Unless B&N and Microsoft can prove he is a squatter.
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Article says he's had it since 2010. Gonna be kind of hard to prove squatting. But then, Microsoft's pockets are deep and the kid in Sweden probably won't be able to match the money.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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The deal gives Microsoft a 17.6 percent equity stake in Barnes & Noble, with the retailer holding the remaining shares.
This portion of the PCMag article is incorrect.
Microsoft own 17.6% of the newly formed Nook Media company, not of Barnes and Noble.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #9
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Article says he's had it since 2010. Gonna be kind of hard to prove squatting. But then, Microsoft's pockets are deep and the kid in Sweden probably won't be able to match the money.
According to the Digital reader blog, the owner has a business designing Gambling websites. So, proving squatting is going to be hard and he is hardly penniless. He can drag it out enough that a buyout is pretty much guaranteed. (This isn't Apple vs Cisco but the "kid" will still get a good payoff.)
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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I wonder if Microsoft will help take them into international waters with their digital business.

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We are also excited by Nook Media's product roadmap and expansion into markets around the world as demonstrated by their recent launches in the United Kingdom.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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It's a very interesting business partnership. I'm not sure if I understand it. What does Microsoft have to offer and what does it get out of it? What does BN get out of it?

If I had to guess I would say that they want to transform the online Nook store into a full digital competitor to iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Where they would offer books, movies, TV and music to windows devices.
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It's a very interesting business partnership. I'm not sure if I understand it. What does Microsoft have to offer and what does it get out of it?
They offer money.
They get the Nook business switching to use Microsoft backend systems, they get development of reader software for Windows/Windows phone, and Nook Media expanding to new geographies.

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #13
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If Windows RT takes off and becomes a viable competitor to Android and iOS, there is a possibility of Microsoft convincing Barnes & Noble to switch platforms.
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If Windows RT takes off and becomes a viable competitor to Android and iOS, there is a possibility of Microsoft convincing Barnes & Noble to switch platforms.
Too expensive for an e-reader ($80-$150). Even Windows Phone 8 may be too expensive. Maybe the tablets.
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If I had to guess I would say that they want to transform the online Nook store into a full digital competitor to iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Where they would offer books, movies, TV and music to windows devices.
Exactly! MS wants to combine their own app store with someone else already established with books and videos. Apple sure as crud wouldn't join forces with MS and Amazon is the biggest (what do they need MS for?). So, why not join up with struggling B&N? Between the two of them, they could come up with a pretty nice app store for Microsoft's new tablets.
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